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Nutrition & Weight Loss
Brighton Kirch Developmental Center


200 East River Road
3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14623

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Monday–Friday 8 a.m.−5 p.m.


We provide a Comprehensive Feeding Program with a transdisciplinary team in Psychology, Nutrition and Speech Pathology. Your child’s needs will be assessed by any individual or combination of services, as needed.

We see children through a range of ages and abilities. Please review the list of feeding related concerns below. The list is not all inclusive, if you have a concern not listed please contact us.

  • Not eating enough foods or enough variety of foods
  • Not drinking enough liquids, or the appropriate liquids
  • Reliance on tube feeds or formula/breast feeding past age expected limits
  • Weight loss or malnutrition or poor nutrition
  • Inappropriate calorie intake - Unable to meet calorie needs (e.g. Cystic fibrosis) or TOO MUCH calorie intake
  • Comprehensive dietary analysis, assist with supplementation including formula and calorie needs
  • Food allergies/reactivity that has interfered with feeds
  • GI concerns that interfere with feed
  • Coughing and choking and gagging with eating and drinking
  • Evaluation of swallowing concerns
  • History of aspiration or pneumonia or breathing issues related to feeding
  • Difficulty with feeding and swallowing safety and efficiency
  • Failure to advance textures and modalities
  • Food selectivity: only eating certain brands or kinds of foods
  • Disruptive mealtime behaviors and food refusal
  • Difficulty advancing to solid foods
  • Anxiety surrounding trying new foods, especially with children with allergic food reactions or choking incidents